No. 3 Indiana beat top-ranked Michigan 81-73 in a Big Ten Conference men's basketball game.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Indiana beat the nation’s No. 1 team Saturday night and is in position to reclaim the top spot.
Cody Zeller scored 19 points and Victor Oladipo had 15, leading the No. 3 Hoosiers to an 81-73 victory over top-ranked Michigan.
It is the third time in school history the Hoosiers (20-2 overall, 8-1 Big Ten Conference) have beaten the No. 1 team at home, and the first time they have done it in back-to-back seasons. The victory gives Indiana a five-game winning streak, sole possession of the Big Ten lead and likely the top spot in the country when Monday’s polls come out.
Indiana students did not rush the court in full force, as they did in 2001 when the Hoosiers upset Michigan State or in December 2011 when they took down Kentucky, their other home victories against No. 1 opponents.
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Trey Burke had 25 points and eight assists for the Wolverines (20-2, 7-2).
No. 2 Kansas loses
LAWRENCE, Kan. — Markel Brown scored 28 points, Marcus Smart added 25 and Oklahoma State held on to upset second-ranked Kansas 85-80, ending the Jayhawks’ nation-leading 18-game winning streak.
Smart had two key putbacks in the closing minutes, helping the Cowboys (15-5, 5-3 Big 12) go on a 13-2 run that turned a 66-62 deficit into a 75-68 lead with 1:12 left.
The Jayhawks (19-2, 7-1) took advantage of missed free throws, trimming Oklahoma State’s lead to 81-80 on a layup by Elijah Johnson with 18.8 seconds left.
But unflappable freshman Phil Forte, an 89 percent foul shooter, made both of his tries with 7.9 seconds to go, and Johnson turned the ball over before Kansas could try a tying three-point shot.
Ben McLemore scored 23 points to lead the Jayhawks.
Other Top 10 games
At No. 4 Florida 78,
No. 16 Mississippi 64
Erik Murphy scored 19 points and was instrumental on the defensive end in leading the Gators (18-2, 8-0 Southeastern) past the Rebels (17-4, 6-2).
Murphy made 7 of 8 shots, including 5 of 6 from three-point range, and added six rebounds and four assists. Defensively, he took a charge, had a block and altered several shots in the paint.
Pat Young added 13 points and 12 rebounds for the Gators, who won their 10th consecutive game.
Marshall Henderson, the SEC’s leading scorer, led Ole Miss with 25 points.
No. 5 Duke 79,
at Florida St. 60
Seth Curry scored 21 points, Quinn Cook added 18 and the Blue Devils (19-2, 6-2 Atlantic Coast) cruised past the defending ACC champion Seminoles (12-9, 4-4).
Duke scored the game’s first 11 points, raced to an 18-2 lead and never looked back.
At Pittsburgh 65,
No. 6 Syracuse 55
Tray Woodall had 13 points, four assists and three steals as the Panthers (18-5, 6-4 Big East) continued their mastery of top-10 teams at home by pulling away from the Orange (18-3, 6-2).
Pitt improved to 13-1 against teams ranked in the top 10 since the Petersen Events Center opened a decade ago.
C.J. Fair led Syracuse with 20 points.
At No. 9 Butler 75,
Rhode Island 68
Rotnei Clarke scored 23 points to lead the Bulldogs (18-4, 5-2 Atlantic 10) past the Rams (6-14, 1-6).